The Sparrows Group is a specialist lifting and mechanical handling contractor that delivers equipment, technology and integrated engineering services to the global energy industry. Our solutions support our client’s to optimise their efficiency by ensuring the performance, reliability and safety of critical equipment and people. With our headquarters in Aberdeen, we employ over 1,600 people across numerous operational locations across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. We are currently recruiting for Riggers to join our team. The Rigger’s main purpose is to lead and deliver rigging / slinging activities under the direction of the Services Supervisor. Additionally, the role will involve fulfilling secondary duties including, but not limited to, the role of Deck Crew and will involve rigging / slinging activities under the direction of the Services Supervisor.
Co-operate fully with BP Personnel and undertake other works as directed by Client representatives
on duties unrelated to facility cranes, including emergency duties deemed to be within your
Perform Banksman/Slinger duties during load/discharge of materials from supply vessel.
Assist with planned maintenance of all fixed and portable lifting equipment.
Assist with routine crane wire rope changes and maintenance.
Undertake helideck and fire team member operations as directed by the Services Supervisor.
Undertake power washing, cleaning and painting within sphere of competency and as directed by
the Services Supervisor / Client Representatives
Operate and maintain facility Fast Rescue Craft as directed by the Services Supervisor / Client
Complete the inspection and maintenance of all breathing apparatus and fire extinguishers as
directed by the Services Supervisor.
Carry out regular servicing routines and inspection checks on lifting equipment, (e.g. daily, weekly,
monthly) and such other equipment as may be agreed between Sparrows and Client in accordance
with maintenance service instructions.
Carry out routine equipment lubrication duties in accordance with specified lubrication schedules.
Maintain items of lifting equipment in a clean and tidy condition, as directed by the Services
Assist crane maintenance personnel in crane maintenance and repair activities.
Rigger will be wholly competent in all aspects of the lifting activities assigned. Understand the
capabilities and limitations of equipment with regard to offshore operation, and of the various
installed mechanisms, control and safety systems.
Maintaining the database of Generic and Specific Lifting Plans and Risk Assessments for the facility.
Maintain the register of Personal Authorised to perform lifting operations on the platform.
Development of LOLER Lifting Plans and Risk Assessments for Routine and Simple lifts.
Continuous Review of Generic Lifting Assessments for Routine lifts.
It is mandatory that the incumbent is familiar with, and follows the company's health, safety,
environment and quality management system and takes an active part in the compliance and
improvement of the management systems.
The incumbent must report any accidents, incidents, near misses, actual or potential problems with
products, services or systems according to the management system processes/procedures.
The incumbent also has legal responsibilities under country-specific health , safety and/or
environmental legislation to follow all company policies, procedures, guidelines, control measures,
signage and permit conditions and to know what to do in an emergency.
The incumbent is also responsible for the health and safety arrangements of subordinates (if any)
and for any persons visiting them while on the company premises.
Recognised trade apprenticeship or qualification in rigging / lifting operations.
Experience within offshore lifting and crane operational environments.
Experience in the completion of planned maintenance activities on lifting equipment
The ability to read lifting technical drawings / procedures and converse on a technical level with
onshore support staff
Be computer literate with the ability to complete and submit accurate trip reports and lifting plans.
Be able to communicate fluently in Portuguese and English languages